Rembrandt: An Essay in the Philosophy of Art

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Routledge, 2005 - Philosophy - 177 pages
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First published in 1916 in German, this important work has never been translated into English--until now. Simmel attacks such questions as "What do we see in a work of Art?" and "What do Rembrandt's portraits tell us about human nature?" This is a major work by a major thinker concerning one of the world's most important painters.
 

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Contents

SIMMELS PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION OF 1916
1
1 THE EXPRESSION OF INNER LIFE
5
2 INDIVIDUALIZATION AND THE GENERAL
61
3 RELIGIOUS ART
111
IN CONCLUSION
155
WORKS OF ART MENTIONED IN THE TEXT WITH THEIR DATES AND CURRENT LOCATIONS
163
NOTES
167
REFERENCES FROM EDITORS INTRODUCTION AND NOTES
173
INDEX OF NAMES AND WORKS
175
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Georg Simmel (1858-1918) was a German sociologist of high regard. His most famous work, which Routledge also publishes, is The Philosophy of Money.
Alan Scott is Professor and Helmut Staubmann is Associate Professor, both in the Department of Sociology at the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

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